Home » IT

North Korea can not abandon nuclear programme, ambassador says

18 November, 2017, 01:55 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • NATION-NOW     What do we really know about North Korea? Here are 10 fascinating facts     
       North Korea Fascinating facts about Kim Jong Un's isolated nation

North Korea is under heavy global pressure to end its nuclear and missile programmes, pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, but has vowed never to give up its nuclear arsenal which it says it needs to counter perceived USA aggression.

A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said on Thursday.

"We have also discovered a parasite never seen in Koreans before", Lee said.

But the case of this defector stands above the others - his small intestine is ruptured, contaminated with fecal matter, and infected with parasites, Lee told the Review.

"President Xi recognizes that a nuclear North Korea is a grave threat to China, and we agreed that we would not accept a so-called freeze for freeze agreement, like those that have consistently failed in the past", Trump said.


The defector crossed the demilitarised zone earlier this week, but was shot several times by North Korean border guards as he ran across the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom to the South Korean side. It denies North Korea's persistent accusation that it is planning to invade. Inside the soldier's gut, they also found corn, a staple grain of the North Korean diet.

Their continued prevalence in North Korea could be linked to the use of human excrement as fertiliser, often referred to as night soil. "The parasite infection problem seems to be serious even if it does not represent the entire North Korean population".

Doctors said the soldier's height was 1.7 metres (5ft 7in) and his weight 60kg (9st 6lb).

Meanwhile, the highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years, arrived in Pyongyang Friday to try to improve tense relations due to Beijing's tightening of sanctions and support for President Trump's calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. A study in 2009 found preschool children in the North were up to 13cm shorter and up to 7kg lighter than those brought up in the South.

An official from South Korea's top spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, told lawmakers on Thursday that North Korea has not secured the key technologies needed to build a ballistic missile that can survive a return through the atmosphere, the Yonhap news agency reported yesterday, citing a "parliamentary source".

Recommended:



Popular

Dog owners have lower mortality
Little Fido also gives you some much-needed social interaction if you live alone. We already know that they are very good boys and girls.

Portrait of Christ by da Vinci sells for record $611m
It was recorded in the collection of King Charles I of England in 1649 but was auctioned to the Duke of Buckingham in 1763. Christie's has exhibited the painting in Hong Kong, San Francisco, London and NY in the weeks prior to Wednesday's sale.

Franken Accuser Accepts His Apology: 'People Make Mistakes'
She also shared a photo that appears to show Franken placing his hands over her breasts while posing for the camera. And they deserve to know that I am their ally and supporter. "People make mistakes.

Fanshawe College pickets sound off on strike vote
On its website, the union said the forced offer vote was a one-time option allowed under the Colleges Collective Bargaining Act. Fourteen students have joined to launch a class-action lawsuit to get refunds.

Trump halts speech to sip water, sparks Marco Rubio flashback
An aide appeared to point him in the direction of where a bottle of water was located, which he then picked up and drank from. But don't forget that Trump himself has taken Rubio to task time and again over drinking water during a speech.

SA lose out on Rugby World Cup, France named hosts
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: "Congratulations to France on being elected Rugby World Cup 2023 host ". We wish them every success as they turn their attention to delivering an outstanding tournament.

Steve Bannon will continue to support Roy Moore
Hannity played footage of Moore saying the accusation was "absolutely false" and that he didn't even know the woman. Asked point-blank if he dated girls in their teens, he replied with the less than Shermanesque, "Not generally, no".

UK Supreme Court Allows Scotland to Effectively Stop Poorer People Buying Alcohol
The controversial decision comes as public health minister Rebecca Evans presented a bill at the Welsh Assembly last month. The ruling brings to an end a five year legal battle which went all the way to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in 2015.

Balogun Relishes Eagles' Sensational Comeback Win Vs Argentina
Ndidi ( 6/10) - Added value to the middle very well and nearly got a goal from one of his stray up front. It was his third goal for the Super Eagles.

Bombardier clinches $1bn order from EgyptAir
The CS300 carries a list price of $89.5 million, although discounts of 50 percent or more are common in the industry. Bombardier hasn't sealed a major purchase since Delta Air Lines ordered 75 aircraft in April 2016.